Dartmouth is a community and planning area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, a provincially designated Metropolitan Area, and a former city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Downtown Dartmouth is also home to the eastern part of the Capital District of Nova Scotia.
Since the 1970s, Dartmouth has taken advantage of geographic and economic factors to become the light industrial and commercial centre of the Maritimes. The Bedford Institute of Oceanography is a world-renowned research facility, and the Nova Scotia Research Foundation Corporation and the Nova Scotia Hospital are also located in Dartmouth. A modern highway network circumvents the revitalized downtown core and connects Dartmouth's growing residential and industrial districts. Excellent medical, educational, recreational and shopping facilities make the metropolitan area a popular place in which to live and work.
Some of the major employers for jobs in Dartmouth are Staples, Eastlink, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and Canadian Coast Guard - Marine House.